“Compassion, known in Tibet as the noble heart, that is to say the magnetic or the moving quality of enlightenment. . . . This idea of compassion is in fact the warmth within enlightenment. Enlightenment must have warmth, this willingness-to-do-everything. And that willingness, that being-ready-to-move, is essentially what Avalokiteshvara represents. . . . Avalokiteshvara is not something outside yourself to which you pray—he is your compassion and part of you.”
“Avalokiteshvara Sadhana” [Daily Practice Excerpts] by Traktung Rigdzin Tsalchan, Vidyadhara The Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche.
Compiled and translated by the Vajravairochana Translation Committee under the direction of Karma Senge Rinpoche